Mexican Poetry to be compiled to channel different readerships

Juan Domingo Argüelles, Mexican writer assures that poetry is a well-established genre in Mexico
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27/12/2017
18:03
Notimex
Mexico City
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Juan Domingo Argüelles, Mexican essayist, literary critic, and editor assured that poetry is a well-established genre in Mexico.

Argüelles assured that poetry "creates a perfectly refined and polished language, plus it has an amazing virtue: Poetry is a mnemonic genre par excellence."

The publication of the General Anthology of Mexican Poetry (Antología general de la poesía mexicana) (2012-2014) filled a vast gap in the genre in the country. It offers the broadest panorama of Mexican poetry: two volumes comprehending the works of 278 authors, from pre-Hispanic times to the most recent generations.

However, Océano publishing house presents the Essential Anthology of Mexican Poetry (Antología esencial de la poesía mexicana), reaching the readership in an abridged version.

From Nezahualcóyotl and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, through Salvador Novo, Xavier Villaurrutia, Carlos Pellicer, Octavio Paz, Jaime Sabines, José Emilio Pacheco, and Eduardo Lizalde, to the most recent authors.

According to Argüelles, the project compilator, the anthology belongs to a series, starting with the Minimal Anthology of Mexican Poetry (Antología mínima de la poesía mexicana), followed by the Essential Anthology of Mexican Poetry, and the General Anthology of Mexican Poetry.

Each anthology portrays a different reading proposal and the project is divided into three stages to channel the readership.
The readers will be introduced to poetry with the Minimal Anthology of Mexican Poetry, and if they want to broaden their poetry knowledge they will dive in the Essential Anthology of Mexican Poetry or even in the General Anthology of Mexican Poetry.

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